Glossary of Auto Terms

DriverSide's Car Dictionary has the most comprehensive definitions of automotive terms. This auto glossary can help you decipher what your mechanic is fixing and what the purpose or function of the particular auto part or accessory is for. We have taken the mystery out of automotive service jargon, so that you don't have to.



When you lease a vehicle you're basically "using" the vehicle for a set term, and paying for its depreciation during that period. After that period is over, you return the vehicle to the dealer.

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Maintenance Tune-up
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Cotter Pin

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